12 Welcome to the Ball
John Wooden holds a party every year to celebrate UCLA's basketball championship. This year the guests are glum

16 They're Sweet 16 and Deserve a Kiss
The U.S. women's track team beat the U.S.S.R. in Richmond due to the exploits of two astonished teen-agers

18 Vida Blue in the Great Bathroom Farce
Baseball's No. 1 gate attraction turned down Oakland's $50,000 to pitch for an item called an Over-John

24 Escape to the Desert
Masked, goggled and strapped into dune buggies, drivers head for the. Mint 400—an off-road rip out near Vegas

30 A Player in the Game of Life
The name of this Player is Ian: he has saved the white rhino from extinction, and hopes to help save mankind

41 Gimme an A, Gimme a Boo
And how about a big, rousing Braaack! for the visiting team, just to make everybody feel at home

60 All the Best
Bubbly, birds and the game of soccer do go together—as long as the Best is George

The departments

7 Scorecard
46 People
48 Sailing
54 College Basketball
58 Hockey
71 For the Record
72 19th Hole

Credits on page 71

Cover photograph by Fred Kaplan

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Next week

Ferrari's back and Sebring's got those melodramatic red racers for 12 hours of vroom. Another Italian marque, Alfa Romeo, is going to be the principal opposition.

The augusta everybody forgets: in a preview of the Masters, Dan Jenkins tours the tricky front nine that never sees the light of TV but often proves to play harder than the back.

A stampede of skiers, well fueled by pride and blueberry soup, sweeps across Sweden in a spectacular 53-mile race reported (from the sidelines) by William Johnson.

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)